Public Relations (PR) Officer Salary

Public Relations Officers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $49K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Public Relations Officers. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Female Public Relations Officers make up most of the survey respondents at 70 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,125 - $102,063
$36K
$49K
$100K
MEDIAN: $48,627
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$36,125 - $102,063  
   
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$2,000  
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$36,103 - $101,441  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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Job Description for Public Relations (PR) Officer

Public relations (PR) officer jobs are typically classified as marketing or communications positions. Public relations officers are responsible for planning, developing, and implementing marketing and communication strategies for an organization. They are also responsible for presenting these strategies to the organization’s clients, stakeholders, and the general public. A public relations officer’s main objective is to communicate with the media and other outside news and press organizations to ensure that all media communications regarding the company are positive. This position is present in many different industries, including hospitals, businesses, universities, construction firms, law firms, manufacturing facilities, and many others. The public relations officer is also responsible for writing speeches and public presentations; preparing visual aids, press releases, and news releases; compiling and distributing media press kits; and organizing public events.

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Public Relations (PR) Officer Tasks

  • Create, support, steer and track publicity campaigns.
  • Set brand standards and design online and paper materials are up to date.
  • Interact with the press and the public, forming strong positive relations.
  • Plan and advertise special events.
  • React to publicity situations and interact with the press to improve organizational image.

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Popular Skills for Public Relations (PR) Officer


Public Relations Officers only report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Marketing Communications and Media / Public Relations are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 104 percent and 11 percent, respectively. Oral / Verbal Communication and Social Media Marketing as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Marketing Communications and Media / Public Relations are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Public Relations (PR) Officer

Pay by Experience for a Public Relations (PR) Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Public Relations (PR) Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 32 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Public Relations (PR) Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Public Relations (PR) Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 17 salaries. A Public Relations (PR) Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 6 salaries.

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Key Stats for Public Relations (PR) Officer

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Public Relations (PR) Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲85%

Mid-Career
▲14%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Skills That Affect Public Relations (PR) Officer Salaries

Marketing Communications
▲104%


National Average
$48,000

Social Media Marketing
▼4%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 7%
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